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While there have been a number of movies (not to mention novels, manga, kabuki, and bunraku) based on Chushingura, there has never really been a single, definitive version, and none that could be called pillars of Japanese cinema (the Mizoguchi version is perhaps the best known). Seven Samurai was an original story, and one of the greatest things ever filmed, period. Did I hallucinate viewing a version with Toshiro Mifune that blew the top of my head off? I saw it when I was a kid. Wikipedia mentions it as well.
There was a 1962 version with Mifune, but it wasn't outstanding, and certainly wasn't directed by Kurosawa (who never did a version of Chushingura). Top Ten Films 1930-2009. 2014 1.
BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater) 2. INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan) 3. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (Scott Frank) 4. A MOST WANTED MAN (Anton Corbijn) 5. IT FOLLOWS (David Robert Mitchell) 6. Notable Shorts: Too Many Cooks (Chris "Casper" Kelly) 2013 1. Notable Shorts: NoneMost Overrated: AMERICAN HUSTLE (Russell) 2012 1.
Notable Shorts: NoneMost Overrated: LINCOLN (Spielberg) 2011 1. Notable Shorts: EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (Hertzfeldt) Most Overrated: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Fincher) 2010 1. Notable Shorts: None Most Overrated: BIUTIFUL (Iñárritu) 2009 1. Notable Shorts: LUST FOR LIFE (Brown & Chappell); PHANTOMS OF NABUA (Weerasethakul) Most Overrated: AN EDUCATION (Scherfig); LEBANON (Samuel Maoz); A SERIOUS MAN (Coen) 2008 1. Notable Shorts: I AM SO PROUD OF YOU (Hertzfeldt) Most Overrated: FROST/NIXON (Howard); RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Demme); SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Boyle); WALL·E (Stanton) 2007 1. 2006 1. 2005 1. 2004 1.
Honorable Mention: THE AVIATOR (Scorsese); DIG! The Movie Cliches List, part 1. Piston-engine airplanes in the movies are unusually subject to engine failure.
This failure mode is unique to filmdom - engine coughs, keeps running. Hero doesn't notice. Then it stutters, catches again. Hero notices, taps gas gauge, turns lever. Then it stutters exactly three times and stops immediately, including propeller. Only men are alcoholics. If there is more than one or two of an alien race, they are always roughly the same size as humans. Bad guys will always get killed by a snake, while the hero simply reaches out and picks it up with his bare hands. If the hero listens to his answering machine and one important message is unexpected then he usually has two very short messages on the tape before, one spoken by a man, one by a women.
(this section courtesy of Keith Lynch) Here are the fundamental principles of movie asteroid science, as derived from the NBC miniseries "Asteroid": Asteroids travel through space making a noise like a powerful but subdued engine. .